The Adrian Dominican Sisters have long been engaged, individually and communally, in efforts to protect the integrity of creation and bring about a more just, peaceful and compassionate world. The Office of Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation coordinates these efforts by bringing to light injustices and recommending ways to take action.
The Death Penalty is a costly failure. There are too many problems with the death penalty to count. For instance, the largest death row population resides in California, where taxpayers spend $150 million every year to support a system that has killed 13 people in since 1978 and no one in the last decade.
Ending the death penalty is the only way to "fix" systemic problems associated with the death penalty. Alternative sentencing would eliminate the risk of executing innocent people, provide legal closure to victims' families, and save taxpayers millions of dollars every year.
Beyond 100 Days of Prayer is created by the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Interest Group of the U.S. Federation of Sisters of St. Joseph.
Click to download this resource and use it to engage positively with others and pray for those at risk from government policy choices.
In response to our General Chapter Enactment 2: “Recognizing the violence against Earth community that places our common home in jeopardy and intensifies the suffering of people on the margins, future generations and all creation, we will sacrifice to mitigate significantly our impact on climate change and ecological degradation.”
We will lower our carbon footprint by observing Meatless Mondays on our campus here in Adrian beginning on Monday, June 5th.
“Nuclear weapons are the only weapons of mass destruction not yet categorically prohibited under international law, even though they have the greatest destructive capacity of all weapons. A global prohibition on nuclear weapons is long overdue and must be achieved without further delay.” - International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICANW)
The Polaris Project* recently released a new report that breaks down instances of sex and labor trafficking into 25 distinct categories, detailing the unique trafficker profile, recruitment tactics, victim profile, and methods of control for each different subset of modern slavery. Click here* to learn more.
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Pope Francis tell us: “On climate change there is a clear, definitive and ineluctable ethical imperative to act.” There are lots of ways in which you could join the movement and start turning the tide for climate justice.
LIVE SIMPLY: REDUCE YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT
Your “carbon footprint” is the amount of greenhouse gases produced directly and indirectly by your everyday activities, mostly by burning fossil fuels that emit carbon dioxide (CO2). In other words: When you drive a car, the engine burns fuel which creates a certain amount of CO2. When you heat your house or use electricity, then you also generate CO2. When you buy food and goods, the production of the food and goods also emitted some quantities of CO2. Follow these tips to reduce your footprint.